On to the painting project...When we moved in, we needed something for the all-important TV to sit on. I found the perfect old handmade cabinet at a flea market. Just loved it. Paid for it and called David to please come pick it up for me. As soon as it was loaded in the truck, I began to have doubts. It was white. And kind of shiny. And a little falling a part on the inside. But I was committed, so home it went. We bought a swivel thing to put on the top so we could watch TV while we ate - we're classy like that. The world's heaviest TV sat on top and I got used to the bright white piece. It stayed right in that spot for a couple of years until we were shopping for new chairs for the living room. While chair shopping, we discovered a TV cabinet with doors to hide the TV and it came in red. When the new TV cabinet arrived, David asked what I thought of using the old one outside as a BBQ table for him to work and hold all his supplies. In short, what I thought of that idea was YUCK. Outside? Where people can see it? **Sigh**. Fine. Whatever.It lost its swivel top, and gained a metal top. It got new handles and hooks. I still didn't like it out there. In the year and a half it's been outside, the weather really took a toll on the white paint. I like things that are distressed and worn and have chipped paint, but this was a little much.
One evening while Dave was away, I drug the shop vac around to the back of the house and scrapped off all the loose paint that I could. Another one of those times when the neighbors probably questioned my sanity. With the loose paint gone, there was no turning back. It was sanded and painted a lovely premixed color called Heirloom White.
And you know what? With it's new paint job, I kind of like the old thing.